Have you ever been grabbed in the middle of the night by an old-man-clown-zombie with his eyes closed? Was he silent when he grabbed your arms as you tried to flee the scene?
Did you then freak out and fight him - screaming bloody murder, your poor heart burning with fear? Did he only speak to say your name - letting you know that this wasn't just a random zombie attack - it was YOU he had come for?
That happened to me the other night.
Only, it was a dream. It was a night terror. The most frightening night terror I've had to date. Seriously, my heart felt like it was stabbed and burning for 20 minutes after I figured it out. My poor husband. Imagine waking at 3am to the woman next to you fighting you and screaming her fool head off. Not so restful, huh? I feel bad. I've made him a nervous sleeper as well...help.
Other than that, I'm making good with inspired clippings and drawings. I have a ways to go, but we're gettin there! Sleep tight my friends...I won't.
Night Terrors Symptoms: Sudden awakening from sleep, persistent fear or terror that occurs at night, screaming, sweating, confusion, rapid heart rate, inability to explain what happened, usually no recall of "bad dreams" or nightmares, may have a vague sense of frightening images. Many people see spiders, snakes, animals or people in the room, are unable to fully awake, difficult to comfort, with no memory of the event on awakening the next day.